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What Benefits Are There To Being a CEO?

I spend a great amount of time in classrooms around the United States, talking with children about their career choices, and how they can go about getting the career that they want. Usually when I am breaking the ice with the kids, I will ask them what they think the best job in the world is, or who they would like to be like when they grow up. More often than not, the kids will shout out the names of some incredibly successful people such as sports stars and politicians. By far the most common response to the ‘best job in the world’ however, is that of CEO. The world is filled with successful CEOs like Gary G Friedman for example, Chairman of Restoration Hardware and an inspiration man who did poorly at school, yet went on to do great things. These are the kind of people who I will use to inspire the kids.

The kids also like to know what are the spoils for success in terms of job benefits, and so if you were wondering, here are a few benefits which CEOs will have.

Salary

If you were to flick through the annual copy of the Forbes Rich list, you will see that the large majority of the world’s richest people, are CEOs of some of the world’s most powerful organizations. Chief execs are rewarded with very handsome salaries in order to recompense them for the highly stressful position that they carry out, as well as the fact that these are some of the smartest men and women in the world.

Influence

For some CEOs, the decisions that they make can have an impact on a global economy or on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Each day in their job role a CEO will make decisions that could positively or negatively impact these people and that is a hell of a lot of influence for one person to have. CEOs will also have great influence in the community thanks to their position an you will often see a CEO heading up boards of charity committees or governmental programs.

Power and Respect

There aren’t many job roles that you can find which will command instant respect, something that many us are looking for. A Chief Executive Officer however, they demand respect from the very outset as the head of the board of directors and much of this respect comes from the level of power which they have at their disposal. CEOs are responsible for shaping the direction in which an entire company moves, they have the power and the influence to make great changes to a company and it is important that they use their power in the right way, in order to maintain the respect.

Speaking to the kids in many schools, money, power and respect are three of the most commonly sought after traits to have in a job, and a CEO ticks all of those boxes.

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Can You Predict Ovulation?

If you’re trying to get pregnant, then this question has to be at the forefront of your mind. You can only conceive during your ‘fertile window’ – a period of a few days in each cycle anchored in place by when you ovulate.

For conception to occur, active sperm have to encounter a fertile egg (usually in the fallopian tubes, sometimes in the uterus), which means that you opportunity to get pregnant each month is dictated by how long both sperm and egg can survive! As healthy sperm can survive in the body for four to five days, and an egg remains fertile for between twelve and twenty four hours, this gives you a period of four to five days in each menstrual cycle when you can get pregnant.

Predicting this window of time is really important, especially if you have a plan for the ideal time you want to get pregnant and give birth. It’s absolutely vital if you’re trying to counter the fertility effects of conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which makes ovulation rarer and less regular – identifying and anticipating that key moment is the key tool you have available to help you get pregnant.

Is there an answer, though? Plenty of products promise to be an ovulation predictor but do they work?

Ovulation Calculators

These are perhaps the most convenient, lowest effort solution available, which makes them inherently attractive to some. All you need to do is enter the date your last period started, and the length of your menstrual cycle, and it can place where you are in yours, and tell you when you’re due to menstruate.

These work well – for women with extremely regular cycles. If yours works like clockwork every month, this is a good option, but even then tools like this simply can’t pick up health issues that might cause a disruption to your cycle.

Ovulation Predictor Kits

Known as OPKs, these kits work like pregnancy test: they check your urine for a spike in a particular hormone, the Luteinising Hormone that prompts your ovaries to release an egg, in this case. If the test detects you’re experiencing a surge in this hormone it tells you’re ovulating!

The weakness of these tests is that they’re not good at picking up results if you have a disrupted hormonal background – if you have a naturally low surge of LH it may never pick it up even if you ovulate regularly!

Basal Body Temperature

This is one of the best measures, with real predictive power: your basal body temperature (the minimum it sinks to while you sleep) responds to your menstrual cycle, so taking your temperature with an accurate digital thermometer can predict when you’re due to be at your most fertile.

It can be hard work to get good readings, but with specialised products available to take some of the pain out of taking readings and turning data into predictions, it’s the best option for the majority of people!

Could You Be the Next Crime Victim?

Being a victim of crime is something no one wants to be a part of.

That said are you doing everything within your power to lower the chances of being the next victim? If you are not, you could be setting yourself up for trouble.

With that in mind, what steps can you take to steer clear of being a crime victim?

Don’t Think It Can’t Happen to You

In your quest to steer clear of ending up a victim, your first step should be to understand that it can happen to anyone.

That said you want to avoid having the notion that you are immune to it. Even when you think you’ve taken all the right steps to avoid crime, it can still surprise you.

Among some of the crimes and how you can avoid them:

1. Identity theft – One of the more troublesome crimes, identity theft can strike at any time. With that being the case, you want to have an identity protection plan backing you up. Whether you look into LifeLock identity protection service or another brand, protect yourself. Such coverage will alert you to any red flags as you look to protect your finances. The most notable is someone without authority has tried to access your finances. Remember, one successful identity theft caper can have dire consequences for your finances.

2. Property theft – No matter the items involved, property theft is another crime you want to be aware of. With that in mind, you should make sure all your property has protection at all times. An example of this would be your vehicle. Are you someone who leaves their vehicle unlocked all or most of the times? If so, you are asking for trouble. Even if you lock your car or truck on a regular basis, do not leave valuables in it. Items like laptops, phones and significant money should never be in your vehicle. If you need to leave something of value in your vehicle for only a brief period of time, lock it in the trunk. At least this way it is out of the public view should someone come upon your vehicle.

3. Home invasion – Another crime to stay on top of would be a homeinvasion. In such a scenario, a criminal would break into your home whether you are there or not at the time. If you are, things could be even worse. To best protect your home, having a security system in place is a good start. If you do not have one now, go online and see which companies offer the best systems. You can check with friends to see which home security systems they recommend. Even with a security system in place, use some commonsense too. This means not leaving doors unlocked to start with. If you are going to be away for any extended period of time, be sure to have your mail/newspapers picked up. Also make sure your grass is trimmed and any snow is shoveled. Never give off signs that your home is sitting there without you around.

In your efforts to avoid being a crime victim, will you come out on top?